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Confusion, Frustration Reign as Uganda’s Public Transport Resumes Operation

Public transport and taxi service resumed Thursday in Uganda, nearly three months after they were halted to control the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. New restrictions and regulations, mainly on taxis, however, have left many Kampala …

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Nigerians Mass Online to Demand Justice for Abuses

The rallying cries #JusticeForUwa, #JusticeForTina and #JusticeForJennifer have reverberated among internet users in the country as celebrities have joined virtual campaigns drawing inspiration from Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

 

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Recent Attack in Western Niger Sends More Then 1,000 Fleeing  

The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 1,000 people have fled a site in western Niger following an attack by unidentified armed men on Sunday. The group — a mix of Malian refugees, displaced and local Niger nationals — has …

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World Outrage Grows at Floyd’s Death; EU ‘Shocked, Appalled’

World outrage at George Floyd’s death in the U.S. was growing Tuesday as the European Union’s top diplomat said the bloc was “shocked and appalled” by it and thousands marched in Australia’s largest city.

In France, protests were planned for …

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Zimbabwe Summons US Envoy Over White House Adviser’s Comment

Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face retaliation for trying to foment unrest in the U.S. over the death of …

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Cameroon Military Acknowledges Soldiers Arrested in Togo

Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military …

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Agencies Step Up Aid to Camp Fire Victims in Eastern Nigeria’s Borno State

U.N. and private aid agencies are scaling up assistance to thousands of people who have lost everything in a fire that engulfed their camp in Maiduguri, the capital of eastern Nigeria’s Borno state a week ago.

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Coronavirus Cuts Different Paths Across Africa

The coronavirus, medical experts like to say, doesn’t care about borders, or language, or any of the cultural aspects of humanity. Like viruses the world over, it just sees targets.

But since the virus appeared on the African continent three …

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